Napoli boss Benitez full of praise for "more mature" Balotelli

Napoli boss Rafa Benitez feels Mario Balotelli has matured since leaving Manchester City for AC Milan.

Napoli boss Rafa Benitez feels Mario Balotelli has matured since leaving Manchester City for AC Milan.

Benitez wrote in a column for The Independent: “Off the pitch, you don't see as many stories in the press and that’s not because no one wants to know in Italy. He is a bit more mature. On the pitch, he has improved because as a striker in Italy you have to think always about how to attack against, let us say, a line of three or a line of four.

“The time in Manchester will have helped, with the experience it gave him. He can make mistakes like anyone, but he has learnt things.”

 
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